Yangzhou State Guesthouse
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... wall .. this was very interesting and only had about 10 people walking on it! Amazing!!!
Next we went back to the hostel to collect out bags then got another train out to Nanjing South Railway Station to catch a G bullet train to Zhenjiang (another town further east along The Yantze River) 21 minutes away. We ended up at the wrong railway station (we need to be at Zhenjiang Station - not Zhenjiang South) so had to catch a ...
Today main schedule is slim Xihu located in the south of yangzhou very beautiful in April these days. The city flower of Yangzhou Qiong glower broom for only ten days in April. We are very lucky to see it because of higher temperature. The restaurant "食为天” is delicious and worth of money average rate for one person CNY 60. Great first day ...
... villages where new houses were being built. The land around the villages was like a giant allotment, with lots of neatly tended plots, as well as fields of rice. They grow lots of satsumas and grapefruits which look like enormous yellow pears here.
Alf is a great source of local knowledge, and entertained us over lunch, with stories of the goings-on with the other hotel owners, the police, the other expats who,live here. ...
... and desks have old abacuses that the pharmacists still use when calculating and filling prescriptions.
We then walked around the town through small alleys and roads, observing daily life. Because it was a smaller city, we were very alien to them. It was actually cute, when we got off the bus, swarms of elderly people approached us, and they just kept coming. They all just stood around and listened (even though they couldn't understand us) with the ...
... with a salad and potatoes. It was the best tasting steak I have had in my life. They finished the meal with a yogurt dish. We were amazed that they had prepared an "American" meal just for us. We then also learned that they brought in a chef all the way from Shanghai to prepare the meal for us, who also handpicked each steak and had them imported to Taizhou. It was incredible. The hospitality that Taizhou gave to us was something truly special.
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